The Bundeswehr has rejected in the past two years, 63 of the candidate due to safety concerns. Including 21 neo-Nazis and “rich citizens”, twelve Islamists, two left-wing extremists, as well as multiple offenders, and “violence” have been prepared, – said in a response from the defence Ministry to a request of the left party, which is the Newspapers of the Funke media group.
two other candidates currently being tested for a membership in the Identitarian movement, which is classified by the protection of the Constitution as the extreme right. In six cases of suspected “foreigners have hardened extremism”. Between July 2017 and June 2019, the responsible Military counterintelligence service (MAD) are controlled according to the report, a total of 43.775 applicants.
“Not a General suspicion against soldiers”
defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU), rejected the accusation that the German army, in relation to right-wing extremism is an attitude problem. “There is no General suspicion against our soldiers,” she said of the “Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper”. This continued in the service of their lives. For this, you would have earned trust and support. This does not mean, however, that you look exactly where something critical reprocessed should be. The troupe have the right to it, that not a few would bring the whole of the German armed forces into disrepute.
her predecessor, Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) had certified of the German armed forces in 2017, an “attitude problem”, “misunderstood Esprit de corps” and “weak leadership at various levels”, after several cases of right-wing extremism and degrading rituals in the force had become known. The allegation had caused a great irritation in the army. Later had apologized von der Leyen, for your blanket criticism.
“Chilling effect on the neo-Nazis,”
As a consequence of right-wing extremist incidents in the Ministry of defence had switched on in 2017, the MAD, the lights since then, each of the applicants. Most of them were reported to be unremarkable. In 1173 cases, the security people, the Military would have looked at the candidates but more accurate.